Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoned

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

For America's national Thanksgiving turkey, this year's tale has -- well -- a new twist.

After issuing a holiday pardon, President Bush is sending the bird to work, not a life of liesure.

Having been saved from the Thanksgiving table, Marshmallow and its backup, Yam, are being shipped to Disneyland in California, where Marshmallow will serve as grand marshall of the annual holiday parade.

Previous national birds spared by the president got to spend the rest of their days at a Washington-area petting zoo.

The 35-pound Marshmallow was raised on a farm in Henning, Minnesota. Bush says the bird's probably going to feel pretty good
"strutting around sunny California."

11/23/05


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